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Catalan politician jailed for stealing EU funds You need an active subscription to read this article

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Court was expected to commute sentences for corruption dating back to 1994.

An Andorran businessman and a politician from the Catalan party Unió Democràtica de Catalunya (UDC) have been sent to prison by a court in Spain for misappropriating European funds almost 20 years ago.  

Fidel Pallerols and Vicenç Gavaldà (pictured), one-time secretary-general of the UDC, pleaded guilty last year to using almost €400,000 of European Union subsidies – [...] Read more

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MEPs approve deal on posted workers

Member states gain leeway to inspect companies they suspect of social dumping.

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Basic right to a bank account You need an active subscription to read this article

60 million people in the EU do not have a bank account.

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Russia suspended from Council of Europe body

Political assembly of the Council of Europe removes Russia's voting rights after annexation of Crimea.

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EU to relax tourist visa rules

Applications would have to be processed in ten days and new types of visas would be created for frequent visitors.

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Mixed signals from Cyprus unity talks

Leaders of Greeks, Turks on divided island meet for first time since negotiations resumed.

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Commission to give verdict on national Roma strategies You need an active subscription to read this article

‘European Roma Summit' to assess policies and funding for social inclusion.

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Slovenia told to compensate Yugoslav citizens

European Court of Human Rights rules on damages for non-Slovenians whose residency rights were taken away when Slovenia broke away from Yugoslavia.

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Vision for the future You need an active subscription to read this article

This week, the college of European commissioners agreed a vision for the future of justice and home affairs policy in the European Union, to take the place of the current Stockholm programme, which expires at the end of this year.

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Commission adopts disciplining procedure You need an active subscription to read this article

Process to be an ‘early-warning tool'

Democracy is worth defending You need an active subscription to read this article

Commission's plans on the rule of law should be welcomed.

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EU court upholds national immigration laws You need an active subscription to read this article

Applicants had asked EU court to overturn Dutch decisions refusing residence to non-EU spouses.

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Commission adopts tougher rules to protect rule of law You need an active subscription to read this article

Procedure allows gradual response to systematic threats to fundamental values by the member states.

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For the EU and Iran, it's déjà vu You need an active subscription to read this article

Once again, Iran is reaching out to the EU, and once again it hopes this will help weaken UN pressure on its human-rights record, writes Roya Boroumand.

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US created 'bazaar' to spy on EU citizens – Snowden

NSA exploited disunity between EU national governments to get access to data on citizens of other EU countries, says whistleblower.

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